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post #1951 of 1957 Old 11-26-2016, 01:26 PM
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The 5w just flows better at startup otherwise the protection should be the same.

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Well cr@p, I guess I better ask a question about oil filters here so I don't get yelled at. Apologies if this has been covered, or if there is some other thread I missed where it belongs, but I performed multiple searches and couldn't find anything relevant via "PC Racing", FLO filters, oil filters, reusable filters, stainless oil filters... it seems strange that nothing relevant came up in my 45 minutes of searching, but I am technologically challenged...

Anyone have experience with reusable oil filters? Specifically, I was reading about PC Racing "FLO oil filters", has a stainless, removable mesh screen filter inside the housing, cleanable and reusable. MCN and webbikeworld had fairly positive reviews.
Seeing as how the FLO filter is longer than stock, I'm curious whether they'd pose any problems with skidplates. And if anyone has used one for a long time, how well it held up (and cleaned up) over multiple oil changes.

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As was mentioned before, if you really want to know how this works do a test. Run an oil change interval with a regular filter and have the used oil analized, then an interval with the reuseable filter and the same oil and analize again. For even more results have fresh oil analized to see how much the oil breaks down under normal intervals and if you can run the oil longer. See the story on the 400,000 mile V S
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There's a new type of filter being marketed, the "laser cut stainless steel filter," which we're told is "good for the life of your vehicle." These filters typically have 35-40 micron holes, which is really not acceptable. They typically have 30-40 square inches of filter material, which is really not acceptable. A paper based element is a 3 dimensional filter - when a particle gets stuck deep in the filter element, oil can still flow around it. The stainless steel elements are 2 dimensional - when a particle gets caught, one of the holes is clogged up.
I don't see how you can assure that all the holes get cleared out when you clean these. Certainly simply soaking the filter in kerosene is not going to release particles that have been jammed into a hole at 60psi. Blowing the filter out with air sounds good, but a motorcycle filter is too small to let an air hose inside.
These stainless steel filters cost about $120, about 25 times what I pay for a Pure One. Since I use my filters for about 8,000 miles, that means I have to go 200,000 miles to break even. I've never put more than 60,000 miles on a vehicle.

So reusable filtration is questionable at the very best. Cleaning it requires more mess and time. Cost is higher. Weak performance, added inconvenience, and higher cost. Why would anyone buy such a product?


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Magnets for health

Always used a magnetic drain plug on motorcycles.
Recent reading advocate strong magnets and or magnets an the oil filter.
Probably not necessary "feel good" concept.
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Always used a magnetic drain plug on motorcycles.

Recent reading advocate strong magnets and or magnets an the oil filter.

Probably not necessary "feel good" concept.

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Don't they all come with a magnetic drain plug?


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Yup Stroms have them....
Yes, and the result is like my fishing ... nothing caught. Seriously though, If there is engine or gear wear I'd rather catch the filings on the sump plug and know that it is happening than not. Changing the filter at every oil change just has to be the best insurance possible.

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